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Democrats ask Trump administration to consult on refugee decision

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Two high-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to provide information on any plans to cut refugee admissions to historically low levels, saying Congress had not yet been consulted as required by law.
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Bernie Sanders just released a powerful ad for his healthcare plan featuring Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt

Bernie Sanders just released a powerful ad for his healthcare plan featuring Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled an ad pushing his new single-payer healthcare plan on Wednesday, using imagery and quotes from past Democratic presidents to sell the plan.
The video features former Presidents Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Franklin Roosevelt in addition to a handful of the 16 Democratic senators who are cosponsoring the bill.
"So I ask you to work with us at the grassroots level," Sanders says in the nearly three-minute ad. "Speak to your neighbors. Speak to your coworkers. Let us go forward and finally do what this country should have done a...
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Bernie Sanders's 'Medicare for All' Plan Can't Work, and Here's Why

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Single-payer fever is sweeping the Democratic Party, but many are resisting-and for good reasons.
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Bernie Sanders Introduces 'Medicare-For-All' Health Bill

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a Medicare-for-all public health system. A number of Democrats signed on to co-sponsor the bill, showing that the party may be embracing that position more firmly.
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Why Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed In Vermont

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about why Vermont was unable to establish a single-payer health care system.
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Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare plan

Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare plan

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WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled his "Medicare-for-all" healthcare plan Wednesday, alongside more than a dozen Democratic colleagues, including several potential 2020 presidential hopefuls.
Absent from Sanders' policy proposal that has been long-relegated to the fringe of the Democratic Party were members of the Democratic leadership, many of whom have kept their distance from the healthcare overhaul.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declined to endorse Sanders' plan during a press conference on Tuesday, noting that "there are are many different bills out there...
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Kushner reportedly used a private email address to communicate with top...

Kushner reportedly used a private email address to communicate with top White House officials

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, set up a private email address last December and has been using it to discuss official government... Read more ...

The euro dips after far-right exceed expectations in the German elections

The euro dips after far-right exceed expectations in the German elections

LONDON - The value of the euro dipped slightly on Monday morning following the surprise results of Sunday's elections in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth... Read more ...

Sadiq Khan says Donald Trump's language on Muslims is similar to ISIS

Sadiq Khan says Donald Trump's language on Muslims is similar to ISIS

LONDON - Sadiq Khan has accused Donald Trump of aping ISIS with his divisive anti-Muslim rhetoric. The Mayor of London said the US president is "playing their game" by using a... Read more ...

RBS is so worried about UK consumer debt that it is delaying launching a new...

RBS is so worried about UK consumer debt that it is delaying launching a new low-interest credit card

LONDON - Royal Bank of Scotland has delayed the launch of a new low-interest rate credit card, citing worries about ballooning consumer debts in the UK. RBS, which is almost... Read more ...

A New Obamacare Repeal Draft Is Out And It Attacks Pre-Existing Protections...

A New Obamacare Repeal Draft Is Out And It Attacks Pre-Existing Protections More Severely

It "opens the door to very bare-bones coverage." Read more ...

Los Angeles Sparks Skip National Anthem At Women's NBA Finals

Los Angeles Sparks Skip National Anthem At Women's NBA Finals

The ladies opted to stay in their locker room while the Minnesota Lynx stood on the court with locked arms. Read more ...

Facebook reportedly discovered it had been infiltrated by Russian government...

Facebook reportedly discovered it had been infiltrated by Russian government hackers months before the election

Members of a hacking group connected to Russia's military intelligence unit, the GRU, began creating fake Facebook accounts to amplify stolen emails as early as June 2016... Read more ...

Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest 'Injustice' Against...

Seattle Seahawks Absent At National Anthem To Protest 'Injustice' Against People Of Color

Their opponents, the Tennessee Titans, also did not appear for the anthem, but for a different reason. Read more ...

Adam Schiff: 'No truth' to Trump being wiretapped by Obama

Adam Schiff: 'No truth' to Trump being wiretapped by Obama

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee was reacting to news that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was under surve... Read more ...

How NFL stars and teams reacted to Trump's comments that protesting players...

How NFL stars and teams reacted to Trump's comments that protesting players should be fired

Backlash continued on Sunday to President Donald Trump's call for the firing of any National Football League players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of racial... Read more ...